Ten Things You Should Ask Your Developer When Investing in a Condo Unit

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Ten Things You Should Ask Your Developer When Investing in a Condo Unit

Rockwell Land, one of the most trusted premier real-estate developers in the Philippines, gives us 10 things that every consumer should ask their real-estate developer.

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“What amenities do you have? Can I use it anytime I want?”

Amenities are for sharing, and you want to make sure the amenities are well maintained, clean and orderly. Avoid overcrowded amenities that are made available only depending to your scheduled time of use.

“What is the elevator waiting time?”

You would think that the provision of elevators in a development isa standard, but you get stuck in line, queuing to go up to your home.

“How many units are there per floor?”

The number of residents in a floor dictates the comfort that you feel when considering personal space.

“What kind of demising walls stand in between units?”

Most developers will not tell you that their demising walls (walls that divide your unit from your neighbors’) are made of gypsum board and base boards only. This means that you can practically hear anything and everything that your neighbor is doing, and vice versa. At The Grove by Rockwell, you are assured of walls that are made of concrete masonry unit (cmu) which not only minimizes noise, but also lasts longer and is resistant to patching and deterioration.

“When can I expect the project’s turnover?”

While other developers promise a date at the appointed time, there are often repairs that need to be done on rushed building components like plumbing and electricity.

“How is the quality of the finishes? Who are the contractors and sub contractors of the project?”

You will want your tiles to be made of ceramic for a cleaner feel and laminated wood flooring to add an elegant luster to the area. Finishes should be easy to maintain and last for longer use.

“Does the area of the condominium flood? How was the developer prepared for this?”

One of the basic misconceptions about condominium living is that floods are never a problem since the units are several floors above the ground. However, one must still scrutinize the steps taken and functionality considered when the developer was designing your home.

 “How much back up power is guaranteed and what areas are covered?”

Developers often promise that they have back up power for you. Ensure that you satisfied with the amount of reserve energy they have for your convenience. In most cases, back up power is just assured for common areas of your condominium. Or, if it reaches your unit, provision for electricity is only good for one or two socket outlets.

“How much water supply is available in case of emergency?”

This is a feature that is provisional to particular emergencies, and yet is an undeniable need when an unexpected event does occur. A reservoir of water for dire circumstances is a very welcome point indeed.

“How credible is the developer behind the project?”

An indication of how your future home will look like, be delivered and maintained is an echo of the developer’s past projects. You must look at their project portfolio, examine and evaluate its condition now. With your hard earned money, you must place it in the hands of a trusted developer.

With over 16 years in realty development, Rockwell Land stays true to its reputation as the premier property developer in the country. Rockwell has delivered quality residential and commercial spaces fit for the discerning consumer, who knows the value of investment.

The Grove by Rockwell is the elegant address for emerging professionals, newly weds, starting families – those who want more in life and the luxury of comfort and relaxation in a convenient location, as there is cohesion in the elements of the inside and the outside, with the thematic of resort living to blend in with the community.

It is a 5.4 hectare property with a notable 75% open space between 6 well secured and magnificent towers, which only means more lush spaces coupled with your peace of mind, as well as a retail area where you can find your everyday essentials.

Located along C5, it is within comfortable distance to commercial centers, malls, the Ortigas business district, top rated schools and hospitals. The Grove gives you the luxury of space, security and comfort that only Rockwell can give.

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Rockwell Land Corporation


Real Estate, Commercial and Property Development

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Plaza Drive cor. Hidalgo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City, 1200, Metro Manila, Philippines